Research, including baseline surveys, form a vital part of strategic planning, programming, and advocacy work. When seeking to develop successful and innovative programs or interventions, comprehensive information on the needs and circumstances of beneficiaries is of paramount importance. Among other things, it allows for planning that is based on evidence as opposed to assumptions, and it facilitates the appropriate targeting of locations, activities, and beneficiaries. It also provides benchmarks upon which progress can be monitored and impact evaluated at the end of a program’s life span.
Smart Vision has cut a special niche in greater Somalia. Our staff have extensive experience on mixed research methodologies, including both quantitative and qualitative techniques, data analysis and reporting. Focal persons in each region of the country, have assisted Smart Vision in carrying out surveys in all regions of Somalia, providing accurate and reliable information about real situations on the ground that has gone a long way in enhancing programming and advocacy work for our clients.